Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/23/2009 3:03:46 PM (GMT-6)
Lyn's suggestions are really good. Re: getting some counselling, I hope you will consider it.....I've found it to be very helpful in my own situation. It's great that you've found a good med combo.....and maybe you should also check the Resources on this thread - I've heard people say they've found the Mood Gym helpful....and that CBT has been helpful as well. (My counselor uses CBT in her practice, so I work on that with her). I hope you'll find what you need so that you can move forward in just the way you desire.
Post Edited (PhoenixNovelist) : 3/28/2009 6:43:49 AM (GMT-6)
If you have a laptop computer, bring it with and get online here. Talk to us, surf the net. They always have cable TV in hotels, watch a paid for view movie if they have one you really want to see or a funny show on the TV.
I love to roam the hotels, check out the media room, the pool area, the restaurants and lounge............oooooh my I may be a lounge lizard LOL . I love to watch people.
If the weather is nice walk around the area if it is safe. The rooms are always bigger then my own bedroom so I like to pretent like it is my own personal new space.
Tell yourself you are going on a mini vacation and believe you will have fun.
Welcome to healingwell. There are so many great people here.
As for your "trip". I couldn't say it any better than Kitt did. I prepare myself ahead of time with lots of positive thoughts and the mini-vacation attitude and, if I feel safe at the hotel, wander around and people watch. I've been known to just plant myself in the lobby on a couch or chair and just sit for an hour or more watching the people come and go. And, if you find you can't leave the room, get on here and be with us. We'll get you thru. We all like to talk.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.